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Climate, Milan Pre-Cop kicks off. Draghi: “We have a lot to learn”

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With the delivery to the environment ministers of the proposals approved on Wednesday 29 September, Youth4Climate passes the baton to world leaders. The youth conference closes with a series of bold demands and a call to do more to stop global warming. The document, the result of the work of 400 delegates from all over the world, will now be taken into consideration by the representatives of 50 states and UN agencies in the Pre-Cop26 in Milan.

The handover took place in the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who met on the sidelines with activists Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate and Martina Comparelli.

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Draghi’s words

In his speech, Draghi thanked the young people «who represent the generation that has the most to lose from climate change. You are right to ask for responsibility. We have a lot to learn, we will listen to you ». Climate crisis, inequality, poverty and the food crisis are linked, the premier said. “The transition is a necessity either we face it now or we will pay an even higher price in the future”, due to the disasters caused by global warming.

Italy is trying to move in the right direction and has allocated 40% of the resources of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for the ecological transition, Draghi said. “We need to increase the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix and create more sustainable mobility.” But to be successful, the premier warned, “all countries must do their part, starting with the G20”, which account for 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Draghi makes an appointment at the summit of the Great Winds at the end of October to accelerate efforts to contain global warming within the threshold of 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels. A goal now considered very complicated to achieve by various scientific reports.

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, intervened remotely at the works, who has repeatedly raised the alarm on the dangers of climate change. «A baby born in 2020 will have to endure seven times more high temperatures and twice the drought than his grandparents. Young people around the world are already paying the price for the unscrupulous stock of those who came before them, ”Johnson said.

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